Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

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    1. Graduate Application for Admission
    2. Regionally Accredited Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent)
    3. Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or Better (4.00 scale)
    4. 1-2 Page Letter of Intent – “Why you are seeking an MBA?”
    5. Resumé Showing Relevant Professional Experience (Include LinkedIn page if available)
    6. Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
    7.  GMAT or GRE Scores (completed within 5 years)

      GMAT WILL BE WAIVED FOR AN APPLICANT WHO MEETS ONE OF THESE CONDITIONS:
      1. Holds one of the following US Professional Licenses: CPA, CFA, CFP
      2. Has Earned an Accredited Terminal Degree (PhD, DBA, MD, JD, etc.)
      3. Meets ONE of the Following Undergraduate Requirements:

      • A 3.50 Undergraduate GPA in a Regionally Accredited Bachelor’s degree OR
      • A 3.50 Undergraduate GPA and completed 80 credit hours in a current Bachelor’s degree program.
      MEETING THE GMAT EXAM REQUIREMENT
      Formula for Determining Passing GMAT Score: GPA x 200 + GMAT = 1050
      GMAT/GRE Equivalency Table: Check GRE Scores Here
      GMAT CODES: Institutional Code: 1T3; Program Code: 1T3-5G-85
      GMAT Vouchers may be available (limited supply-Contact Graduate Studies)
      GMAT Exam Review Sites: http://www.gmac.com/ or http://www.gograd.org/gmat-guidebook/
    Non-Business Applicants – Additional Courses
    • Non-Business Applicants must demonstrate competency in the areas of accounting, economics, management, marketing, and finance.
      • Demonstrate competency through the following BSU undergraduate courses or equivalencies: ACCT 1101, ACCT 1102, MATH 1170, ECON 2000, ECON 2100, BUAD 2231, BUAD 3351, BUAD 3361, BUAD 3771.
        OR
      • Complete MBA 5100 and MBA 5105 during the summer.
    • Please contact the MBA Program Director, grad@bemidjistate.edu, for details.
    International Students
    • International students enrolled in online programs are NOT eligible for an I-20.
    • International students must provide Proof of English Proficiency.